Top positive review
Very moving- does what it says on the tin.
on 11 October 2012
This book is the perfect introduction to those wanting to understand what really happened during the Siege of Leningrad. It really is the history of the Siege of Leningrad in an hour.
Colley has succeeded in writing a perfectly concise and factually correct historical analysis, whilst also revealing the true stories of just some of those unlucky enough to be caught in the blockade. His use of diary extracts brings this brutal piece of history to life- making his small account very moving and equally as gripping.
If you have a spare hour- this is a must read!